2019 Mount Mary Quintet
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2019 Mount Mary Quintet

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$169. 99 Bottle
$2039.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 15 Years (2021-2036)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a vibrant dark red hue. Complex and refined, the nose offers up a sophisticated mix of ripe red currant and mulberry scents matched to lightly dusted vanillin cedar, tobacco, dried herb and spice notes. All finesse and class, the medium bodied palate is beautifully fruited with ripe red currants and mulberries that are delivered with great richness and poise. Vanillin cedar, light tobacco, earth, dried herb and spice ascents lie on the back half. Superb tannin integration concluding very long and expressive yet supremely elegant.
Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
This is a great Quintet, one of the best in fact. Here’s a wine that combines such elegance, power and polish to a level seen in the best wines of Bordeaux in the best vintages. Aromas of blueberries, cassis and mulberries are framed in cedar and fresh, leafy cabernet tones, as well as violets and forest wood. Some subtle oak spice here, too. The palate is so seamlessly layered with ultra-fine tannins that carry pristine blueberry, redcurrant and blackcurrant flavors. Concentrated, with pitch-perfect balance. Acidity imbues the finish with freshness and vitality. So elegant and unwavering. A Yarra Valley First Growth! Delicious now, but try from 2027 and for a decade after that.
100 points

A quintet of 44% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 16% cabernet franc and 5% each of malbec and petit verdot, all in harmony. Heady aromatics, the fruit pristine and lightly spiced. But it's the medium-bodied palate that really woos: focused and seamless with superfine yet detailed tannins. Of course it has the beauty and charm of youth but age will send this to another level. Did I mention elegance? Tick. Drink by 2039.
98 points
Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Malbec 5%, Petit Verdot 5%. It’s no news flash, but for me, this is one of the greatest wines produced in Australia, if not the world.
My word. Head-spinning perfume, pencils and spice, rich deep dark berry flavour, aniseed and almond paste. Medium-bodied, density delivered with effortless elegance, delicious nutty chew to its carpet of ripe tannin, a mix of red and black fruits, and an exotic character to a finish of outstanding length. Incredible. Drink 2021-2042+
97 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front